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Specialty Crop Subscription Box

Learn about Oregon Specialty Crops!

Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom is excited to introduce our Specialty Crop Box Subscription program. Oregon 3rd-5th grade educators are eligible to apply for a monthly subscription featuring Oregon specialty crops mailed during the 2020-2021 school year. The box will include a fun and engaging lesson and all of the supplies. Lessons will be adapted to a virtual format as needed. Find more information, a complete list of topics and the lessons below to follow along on your own with this project!

Celebrate Oregon’s agricultural diversity through these engaging activities!

Application period for this project has ended, if you would like to be placed on the waitlist in case a spot opens in the program, sign up using the button below. The waitlist will receive monthly emails with the complete lesson plan for each month’s featured specialty crop as they are released.

 

Program Information

Overview

  • Each month from September – June during the 2020-2021 school year, participating classrooms will receive a box with a themed lesson mailed to their school.
  • The inquiry box will include items for students to learn about Oregon specialty crops through a provided lesson plan and materials, the lessons range in length from 1-2 hours.
  • Find a complete list of featured topics below. Lesson plan and activity details will be released a month prior to distribution for planning purposes.
  • Subscription box materials will be adapted to fit remote learning environments, if needed.

Eligibility

  • Oregon classrooms with students in 3-5th grade.
  • Applications will be evaluated based on first-come, first-serve basis, and selected based upon class size and school location in order to fulfill grant objectives.

Educator Responsibilities

  • Participants must implement, or adapt, the curriculum materials provided in the box in their class curriculum within the month delivered.
  • Participants must respond to a monthly two-question survey sent to their email prior to the arrival of the box. This email will provide the option for educators to opt-out of the program if at any time it doesn’t align with their curriculum or interests.
  • Participants must complete a final evaluation upon completion of the subscription box project in June 2021.Sign up to be on the waitlist!
    Questions? Email aitc@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-8629.

Specialty Crop Subscription Box Topics

September 2020 - Apples

October 2020 - Vegetable Garden

November 2020 - Cranberries *Coming soon!*

December 2020 - Christmas Trees *Coming soon!*

January 2021 Flowers *Coming soon!*

February 2021 - Popping Corn *Coming soon!*

March 2021 - Carrots, Peas and Radish *Coming soon!*

April 2021 - Greenhouse & Nursery *Coming soon!*

May 2021 - Honey *Coming soon!*

June 2021 - Turf Grass *Coming soon!*